Ivanka Trump, the daughter of the new President-elect, and her husband Jared Kushner, look as if they will be moving to Washington DC in the near future. But Donald Trump’s wife Melania and son Barron will be staying in New York.
The move – as reported by CNN – appears to confirm suggestions that Mr Kushner, 35, will be an adviser to his father-in-law when he takes over the presidency. It is not yet clear what role he will actually do, but he is known to be one of the few people whose opinion Mr Trump listens to and is said to have had a crucial strategic role in the Trump campaign. He was also seen walking with Mr Trump when he visited the White House after his election victory last month.
The couple who have three children - Arabella, 5, Joseph 3 and Theodore 8 months - currently live in New York where Kushner has extensive property interests and also owns the New York Observer.
However, the future first lady will not be joining them – at least for now. Melania Trump and her 10-year-old son will stay at Trump Tower – where Barron has an entire floor to himself – for at least the next six months, so Barron can finish the school year. They’ll then have to find the youngest Trump a brand new school. We’ll have to wait and see if it will be Sidwell Friends, the so-called “Harvard of Washington's private schools", whose current pupils include Sasha and Malia Obama, and the grandchildren of Joe Biden, and which also educated children President Theodore Roosevelt's son Archibald, Richard Nixon's daughter Tricia, Chelsea Clinton, and Vice President Al Gore's son, Albert Gore III.